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Speedcast Brings New Cybersecurity Application to Maritime Customers

By Mark Holmes | June 4, 2024

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Speedcast is bringing a new cybersecurity application to its maritime customer base. The company announced Monday that it has developed the application alongside Cydome for its SIGMA network management platform to provide better fleet wide protection for its maritime customers.

The Speedcast solution aims to offer a simplified and streamlined approach to navigating the urgent need to comply with a U.S. Presidential Executive Order requiring mandatory reporting of cyber incidents, along with new International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) regulations beginning in July 2024, and the European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2) beginning in October 2024.

The application offers real time detection and protection solution with a managed 24×7 security operations center (SOC) service. The Cydome solution offers holistic protection including multi-layered cyber protection of all assets, real-time monitoring fleet-wide, AI-based threat detection, continuous vulnerabilities scanning, and security information and event management (SIEM) technology for compliance and incident management. A single dashboard provides risk scores for each vessel, risk and compliance scores for the entire fleet and the ability to drill down to any vessel’s alerts, events, IT and OT assets and their vulnerabilities.

“Our partnership with Cydome adds best-in-class cybersecurity protection and compliance as a seamless component of our SIGMA platform. Partnering with customers, we’ve identified edge solutions that can accelerate remote operations and we’ve layered on those services as applications to the SIGMA platform. These specialized applications cover everything from data management needs, to supporting crew welfare, and now cyber security,” Dee Schwalb, Chief Product Officer, Speedcast, said in a statement.